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Headlines for the Week of September 19, 2011

Office of the Dean

Dean Harold J. Krent  »

  • Congrats to all for making the prior week such a great success!
  • September 21: Dean's Student Meet-and-Greets.

Student Services

Assistant Dean Steve Sowle  »

  • Academic calendar reminder.
  • September 21: Dean's Student Meet-and-Greets.
  • Summer 2011 CALI winners.
  • Joke of the week.

Registrar  »

  • Welcome to Chicago-Kent.
  • Office hours.
  • Official student withdrawal process.

Student Services

  • Faculty Advisor Program.
  • Student health insurance information.
  • Academic Resource Library.
  • Student business cards.
  • Fall U-Pass information.
  • Counseling Center information.

Financial Aid  »

  • Fall 2011 disbursement schedule.
  • A note for 2L students.
  • A note for 3L students.
  • Fall scholarship status.
  • December 2011 graduates: Please notify our office of your enrollment intentions.
  • Don't forget to accept your awards.
  • Missing required documentation.
  • Still haven't received your 2011-12 financial aid award?

Bursar's Office  »

  • Welcome, newly admitted students!
  • Tuition refund disbursement.
  • How to receive your Perkins Loan.

Career Services  »

  • Mandatory fall meetings for 2Ls and 3Ls.
  • Fall Résumé Book sign-ups continue.
  • Be sure to check OCI interview schedules for changes in rooms, times, interviewers, etc.
  • OCI: Don't forget to report callbacks and offers!
  • Exploring Careers Programs began on August 24.
  • September 20: Exploring Careers in City, State and County Government.
  • September 21: Exploring Careers in Prosecution.
  • September 21: Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois 2011 Career Corner.
  • September 24: Explore the Possibilities: Pro Bono & Public Interest Law Placements.
  • September 27: Exploring Careers in Family Law.
  • September 28: Exploring Careers in Criminal Defense.
  • September 30: Cook County State's Attorney's Office Minority Law Students Reception.
  • October 4: Alliance for Women of the Chicago Bar Association Panel Discussion. RSVP by September 28.
  • October 5: Holland & Knight Lawyers in the Classroom Volunteer Cocktail Party.
  • October 24: Chicago Master of Laws (LLM) Program Fair.
  • SEC Summer Honors Program: Applications review began September 16.
  • Presidential Management Fellowship: Application period is September 15 to 25.
  • Equal Justice Works Public Defender Corps: Application deadline extended to September 30.
  • AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee Minority Outreach Program.
  • The Franczek Radelet LEADS Fellowship Program.
  • 2012-13 Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program at Georgetown University Law Center.
  • Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholars Program.
  • Sidley Austin Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship.
  • Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair.
  • Registration now open for the 15th annual National Latina/o Law Student Conference.
  • Job fairs: Don't forget to report callbacks and offers!
  • 2011-12 Guide to Internships & Fellowships in Reproductive Rights & Justice.
  • Updated Vermont Guide to State Judicial Clerkships.
  • 2011-12 Government Honors & Internship Handbook.

Student Announcements from Alumni Relations  »

  • Apply for the Alumni Board of Directors Scholarship.
  • U.S. Supreme Court justice visits to Chicago-Kent in fall 2011:
    • Student and staff lottery available for "Judicial Takings" with Justice Scalia.
  • Student organization leaders: Want to connect with alumni?

Scholarships  »

  • Apply now for the Asian American Bar Association for the Greater Chicago Area Law Foundation Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Hellenic Bar Association Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the McLean County Bar Association Community Service Scholarship.
  • Apply now for the Diversity Scholarship Foundation 2011 Scholarships.
  • Apply now for the Boone County Bar Association Scholarship.
Academics & Student Programs

Law Offices/Clinic/Externships  »

  • Judicial Externship Program: Spring 2012 semester information.
  • Access2Practice Legal Externship Program information.
  • Externship opportunities for the spring 2012 semester:
    • Externships with U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Illinois.
    • U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights: For credit only.
  • For a description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices home page at
  • International Center hours and travel signatures.
  • October 4: Welcome back pizza party!
  • October 6: 9th Distinguished Labor Leader Lecture with Richard L. Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO.
  • New entries this week:
    • ELI-ABA-NAELS Constitutional Environmental Law Student Writing Competition.
    • American Indian Law Review Writing Competition.
    • ASECA Securities Law Writing Competition.
Computing & Information Services

Center for Law and Computers  »

  • Welcome, Chicago-Kent students!
  • Helpdesk extended hours.
  • Printing process changed.
  • New electrical outlets and additional printers.
  • Wireless connectivity.
  • First-year student computer orientation.
  • Service requests.
  • Service alerts and news.
  • Latest McAfee DAT file is sdat6469.

Library  »

  • Take a virtual tour of the library.
  • Library hours.
  • Become a fan of the library: Find us on Facebook!
  • Secure your personal property in the library!
  • General library policies.

Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)  »

  • CALI Lessons: Free study materials upgraded for 2011-12.
  • No current announcements.
Institutes & Centers

Center for Access to Justice and Technology  »

  • Volunteer this fall at the Self-Help Web Center. 1Ls welcome!
  • Submit your letter of intent for the Certificate in Public Interest Law.

Institute for Law and the Workplace  »

  • October 4: Welcome back pizza party!
  • October 6: 9th Distinguished Labor Leader Lecture with Richard L. Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO.
Administrative Offices/General

Administration and Finance  »

  • Weekly activities schedule.
  • Fall semester building and library hours.
  • 2011 fall Chicago-Kent student hiring procedures.
  • 2011 biweekly pay calendar.
  • 2011 fall semester discount parking for DTC faculty, staff and students.
  • Defibrillator at the Downtown Campus.
  • Downtown Campus safety tips.
  • Shuttle bus schedule.
  • DTC Bursar's Office hours.
  • Administration and Finance office hours.
  • Online room reservation form.

Admissions  »

  • Join the Chicago-Kent Advocates.
  • Admissions office hours.

Continuing Legal and Professional Education  »

  • September 22: 29th annual Federal Sector Labor Relations & Labor Law Conference. Volunteers needed!
  • October 6: 9th Distinguished Labor Leader Lecture with Richard L. Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO.
  • October 21: 3rd annual Financial Services Law Conference.
  • Upcoming CLE conferences.

Public Affairs  »

  • Record templates available for students and staff.

Special Notices  »

  • Human Resources hours at the Downtown Campus.
Student Organizations

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NOTE: Student organizations that need assistance with posting Record announcements may submit their full announcements to by noon on Wednesdays. Announcements from those student organizations not posting their own Record pages will be collected together on one page. (Follow the links below to organization announcements.)

Environmental Law Society  »

  • Seeking 1L representatives.
  • Environmental Law Institute Postgraduate Fellowship 2012-13.
  • September 22: Attend the Young Lawyers Section Environmental Law Committee meeting.
  • CBA Young Lawyers Section Environmental Law Committee beach cleanup.

Journal of Environmental and Energy Law  »

  • September 21: Informational meeting for students interested in joining the journal, 3 p.m. in room 210.

South Asian Law Students Association  »

  • September 21: South Asian Law Students Association's Kick-Off Meeting, 3 p.m. in room 170.

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